Technologies and business models to deliver parcels to their final destination.
The first deliveries to be automated will likely be rural locations, where costs are highest for logistics companies to deliver to. Drones and autonomous vehicles are the technologies to bet on, while robotics are too slow, expensive, and unable to carry enough parcels to be useful in most areas of parcel delivery.
Waymo and Uber ink multi-year deal to offer robotaxi rides (June 1, 2023)
Cargo drone company Wingcopter raises EUR 40 million from the EIB (May 16, 2023)